A group of eight Democratic senators on Tuesday called upon three federal departments to investigate whether billionaire investor — and adviser to President Donald Trump — Carl Icahn violated insider trading laws for his activity in the renewable fuel credits market.
The Washington D.C.-based advocacy group Food Policy Action released its National Food Policy Scorecard for the 114th Congress Monday. The scorecard is meant to evaluate policymakers on how they voted on “critically important” food issues from throughout the past year.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed federal legislation making GMO labeling voluntary. Now in the Senate, the proposed legislation would override all state-level labeling mandates if it becomes law. Those against the federal bill, known as the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, refer to it as the DARK Act.
A bill that would prohibit state-level legislation on GMO labeling took a step forward in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. Known as the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, the bill seeks to create overarching federal legislation that only makes labeling optional. The bill was originally introduced in March by republican Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas.
When Congress approved a nearly $1 trillion spending bill late last week, it also approved increased funding to federal food-safety programs. Under the new 2015 appropriations bill, two U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies will receive an estimated $40 million in funding.
This roundup provides seven articles that can help you better understand the Farm Bill. Additionally, it also contains a gallery of central Illinois farmers that share their thoughts and opinions of the new Farm Bill.